5 Ingredient Chicken Tortilla Soup

I have tried many tortilla soups and have gathered ideas from them all. I alway tweak my recipe to what I like and I think this is the best combination for me and my family. So I hope you enjoy it too!

This dinner is quick,easy, and inexpensive. It only takes 5 ingredients and it tastes AMAZING! I won’t ramble too much so let’s get to cooking!

You will need:

•2 Cups Shredded Chicken (I use a rotisserie chicken)

•1 32oz Carton Chicken Broth

•1 Dry Ranch Packet

•1 Package of Taco Seasoning

•1 Jar of Your Favorite Salsa


1) Start by shredding your chicken. I buy a rotisserie chicken and shred it, but you can prepare it anyway you like and it will turn out just as good (Sometimes I will cook mine in the Instant pot and shred it).

2) Combine all of your ingredients into a medium or large saucepan and mix and cook on high heat.

3) Bring mixture to a boil, the reduce heat to med/low and simmer for 20 minutes or until heated through.

4) Serve with Cilantro, Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream, Tortilla Chips on top. Customize for whatever toppings you like. It also really good with avocado on top!

Side note: You can definitely add Corn and Black Beans if you like those in your soup! A can of beans or corn are fairly inexpensive as well.

Just drain your corn and add it to the mixture, as well as drain and rinse your black beans if you want to add those to you soup!

This recipe is perfect for fall and is one of my favorite soups to make, it is one pot and easy cleanup!

Can keep in the fridge for up to one week, so enjoy!

As always please let me know in the comments if you try this recipe! Until next time…..

Riley Jo

Quick and Easy Pancake Recipe

I have tried MANY pancake mixes from Pinterest to Bisquick and couldn’t find one that I liked until recently! They were either too dense or too thin, not sweet enough or too sweet….. BUT I finally tweaked a homemade recipe for what I believe is one of the BEST pancake recipes and it is super quick and easy! 

I won’t ramble too much so let’s get into the ingredients!

You Will Need:

  • 1 ½ Cups of Flour
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 3 tsp of Baking Powder
  • ⅓ cup Sugar (You can use ¼ cup if you like them a little less sweet)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup of Milk
  • 3 tablespoons of Unsalted Butter (melted)
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract

(Yields 8-10 pancakes)


  1. In a medium or large mixing bowl combine dry ingredients: Flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. Mix lightly.
  2. Melt butter and set aside for later
  3. Create a well in the center of the dry mixture. Whisk eggs and add to the center of the well.
  4. Then add milk, melted butter, and vanilla to the center of the well with egg and dry ingredients.
  5. Using a Whisk combine all of the ingredients, the batter may be slightly lumpy. Don’t overmix!
  6. Let the batter rest to activate the baking powder
  7. Heat a lightly greased griddle or pan to medium/high heat
  8. Using a ¼ cup scoop batter onto a hot griddle
  9. Cook each side for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown, flip when bubbles form around the sides and the top of the uncooked side.
  10. Serve with your favorite toppings!


The batter will be thick, that’s what makes them fluffy and delicious!

Freeze leftovers to heat up later or meal prep for the next day. 

Add chocolate chips, blueberries or bananas to the batter to switch it up a little bit!